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hall. and the rainbow world fun and mayor lee. and the san francisco japanese-american community. all arranging this ceremony. this is actually my third time to be here to stage, to say a few words. the first time it was three years ago. and we celebrated the world champions of san francisco giants. and this year, as well. we have many things to celebrate, many things to cherish. including the second time in three years but at the same time, there are lots likes natural disasters. >> in 20 months, have passed since the tsunami in japan. and the theme of tonight, celebration has been one of the essential components of japan's role of habitation and construction. the open of the japanese people and the support of the international community has given our survival. japan is still on its way to recovery. but i wish once again, to thank you for your continued friendship and compassion. thank you very much. [ applause ] , thank you. >> our celebration tonight, demonstrates our community's dedication to this hope for world peace. love, acceptance, and and i hope that we will continue to crea
the alignment. the san francisco mayor's office and i am the mayor's appointee to this board does not agree with this alignment. i don't believe that the san francisco county transportation authority does. getting agreement between the various parties in addition to the high speed rail authority and cal train is the task ahead for us. the, i believe, i have a great concern about opening a supplemental and then locking ourselves in and then telling ourselves that we can't reopen it. i know that we have to do a supplemental eir but i don't think that we yet know what should be in it. >> i just add on that that question. because i had a related question. and so i was actually curious because i know that we are also in discussion and this is largely around how we fund, high speed rail and dtfs in the long term and that there has been conversations about kind of a much, much ambitious project that involves development and undergrounding and lots of lots of other things and i was curious as to whether that might be part of a different phase and that is why the scope of this face two was so limite
) >> hey, pete. and introduce our volunteers and vips, san francisco city ask county, the honorable mayor ed lee. [cheering and applauding] * >> from the san francisco police department, the chief of course, greg. and the san francisco police department command staff. [cheering and applauding] >> the san francisco fire department. with chief joanne hayes white, san francisco fire department command staff. [cheering and applauding] >> we're not there yet. a little anxious. [laughter] >> where was i here? united states army, deputy commanding officers of the pacific division, colonel petty stratford, senior officer staff. [cheering and applauding] >> san francisco heights president hu man services commission, commissioner scott kahn. (applause) >> okay, here we come now. san francisco fire department lieutenant bob arazave. (applause) >> san francisco fire department station 2 headed by lieutenant jay johnson. [cheering and applauding] >> and the firefighters from san francisco fire department station 2, let's hear it for them. (applause) >> now, did i miss anybody? >>> college fire -- >> t
resident. before you today is a proposed ordinance amending san francisco police code section 1.1. as you are aware, clipper cove is the still water body of water located between treasure island and yerba buena island. in august 2009 the board of supervisors unanimously approved ordinance 193.09 creating clipper cove as a special use area. the current ordinance requires vessels anchored in clipper cove for more than 24 hours to permit an anchorage permit. 3, make it unlawful for any person to conduct salvage operations or possess salvage materials from clipper code without title approval. shall be charged solely as a misdemeanor under the proposed amendments. 4, allow tida to assess violations to police section 1.1, with fines and appeal process consistent with san francisco administrative code. requiring appropriate public notice and public hearing prior to addition, revision or repeal of any rules and regulations and the filing of these revised rules and regulations with the clerk of the board of supervisors. finally, the amendment revises the title of the ordinance, clarifies re
the mayor lee. and i have thanked him for the opportunity to serve the city and county of san francisco. -- through a myriad projects with a fabulous staff, dedicated leaders, passionate community advocates. we welcome knowing what people need and try to work with them to direct them from their personal needs to expand -- that will affect the larger part of the whole. it is a constant, constant endeavor always, makes you ever alert. when you walk around you see that folks don't have the same access in any way. it's a step, a barrier, language barrier; they could be how someone is saying something. what i have learned over the years being so privileged to work with everyone here is that we all come in different colors, sizes, shapes and that's what makes it so rewarding and exciting. it's always new. there's always something to learn. and the people here on staff are qualified on the issue of civil rights. to support us as councilmembers and the public to know, educate what are our rights. how you make your right to be heard. that's been a wonderful source of support. i will say t
and texture and color of san francisco. so, all of us can stop looking at the death of george moscone and start to put him firmly in our hearts so we can see the likes of him in new community leaders, young artists, queer and colorful, innovators and students, all inside our magnificently and uniquely diverse and never-changing city. san francisco will never be what it was, nothing in life will be. but as i heard recently, we are always nostalgic for a time that never was and often wanting to avoid a future that is inevitable. will change in san francisco as in everywhere is inevitable. and change can be beautiful. we are all of us the agents of change. as george and harvey were. each one of us is the story teller of our lives and the lives of the people we've lost. and that wasn't always the case, as willie mentioned. but because of the likes of george and harvey and so many others, all the way to our mayor ed lee, all of us have voice. all of us can tell the story. so, let's crowd source this thing. let's tell the real stories of george and harvey. stories of their hard work and pol
to see. especially in the last few years, i think san francisco, we have really powered through some rough years economically. i hear with many of my merchants on sirfing street here who stuck with the neighborhood, stuck with this community and have gone through tough economic times and weathered it with us. we just want to make sure that we do everything we can as a city to support them. and, so, this issue about a-d-a com playboytionv fa public libraritionv is something that been going on for quite sometime. people say in san francisco how big is this problem? we know that since 2005 there are at least 300 lawsuits that have happened about a-d-a on a-d-a compliance issues in the city and county of san francisco. this is not insignificant for a city our size. and we know that these are things that we have to address. since that time with mayor lee who has actually done a number of things, we've worked with the bar association to make sure that we have legal advice that can be given to our merchants on a very cost-effective basis. we've worked with regina and her shop with office of
construction budget of commitments to-date-560,000 craft hours. and you can see here that san francisco labor still continues to hold at 20% throughout the project. these are just counting the utility hours and transit center construction hours. and again, there is that number, over a thousand craft jobs over the course of the start of the transit center work and utility work. if i can answer any questions? all right. thank you. >> thank you, directors, that concludes my report. >> thank you. can we move on to the next item, please? >> yes item 6 is public comment, can which an opportunity for members of public to address the authority on matters that are not on today's calendar and gilbert deanza would like to address you. >> if there are any other members who wish to speak, if you could stand and speak after gilbert, thank you. >> good morning. madame chairman, board, maria, i am here to talk about the carpenters agreement with john o'connell. we recently signed an mou stating that the carpenter's union will hire students graduating from the john o'connell program. i am also a graduate
>> good afternoon and welcome to the mayor's disability council, room 400,san francisco city hall. our meeting is fully accessible to persons using wheelchairs. assisting listening devices are available. our meeting is open captioned and sign interpreting is available. braille is available. ask staff for any assistance. the respect everyone's ability to focus on the presentation, please either turn off all mobile phones and pdas, or change these devices to vibrate mode. your cooperation is appreciated. we welcome the public's participation during public comment. you may complete a speakers card available in the front of the room. the mayor's disability council meeting are generally the third friday of each month. our next regular meeting will not be until january 18, 2013, from 1 o'clock to four o'clock here, san francisco city hall, room 400. call the mayor's office on disability for further information or to request accommodations at 415-554-6789. voice. or 415-554-6799, tty. a reminder to all of our guests today to speak slowly into the microphone to assist our capti
but be part of the great city of san francisco so we are investing in people here. some months ago the police chief and me and others announced our effort to make public safety more important in the city and interrupt the violence, interrupt the patterns that we see with horrible months this year and what they're doing in terms of retaliation and violence among themselves. allow the police department to use the technology that they have and do police predictable policing and getting them the tools and the support from the rest of the city that they can do better predictive policing when it comes to crime patterns in the city and what is going on, but the most important part and you will hear this from the chief, from deanna and myself is the community organizing. that the strength of any program is investment in our people and that means organizing our communities, faith base communities and different organizations, the tenants right here in sunny dale, the residents here in this valley, all around mclaren park for example and get them organized and working with the community organizations
>> president chiu: good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, december 4, 2012. madam clerk, could you please call the roll. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor av logs, present. supervisor campos, present. president chiu, present. supervisor chu, present. supervisor cohen, present. supervisor elsbernd, present. supervisor ferrell, present. supervisor kim, absent. supervisor mar, present. supervisor olague, present. supervisor wiener, present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> president chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the united states of america to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> president chiu: colleagues, we have october 16, 2012 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve. motion by supervisor campos, suggested by supervisor chu. those are approved. madam clerk, are there any communications? >> clerk calvillo: there are no communications. >> president chiu: could
. thank you. we're going to close with the san francisco gay men's chorus performing, singing for our lives. i had a couple of announcements. i hope you will all join us on the candle light march up to the castro. we have candles over here if people didn't bring them, so, you can pick them up at the start of our march. i also want to thank the san francisco police department who is going to help facilitate our march by closing blocks as we move up. so, they are going to be helping. and the chief is here, greg, you're out there someplace. (applause) >> thanks, there he is. thanks very much, fred. we love having a progressive police chief in town. so, i want to thank all of my speakers here, all of our speakers tonight with some very inspirational words. and i want to thank each and every one of you for coming. i hope you will join us in the march, and we are going to end with the san francisco gay men's chorus performing "singing for our lives." thank you. >> let me just say that the story of this song was written on the way holley near and joan baez were coming here to 34 years ago to
in the morning. it will be cold. >> thanks, sandhya. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is in the hotseat after a video reportedly posted by him on facebook went viral. it brags about hitting 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini when going through the broadway tunnel. alan wang is live for us at the tunnel. alan this. >> carolyn, the police officer in question is formerly known as sergeant carl tennenbaum, but he changed his name to sergeant carl t after he was told he could not use a name tag on his uniform that had the nickname carl t on it. >> the facebook page administrator claiming to be san francisco police officer carl t posting this video saying he topped 100 miles an hour while driving in a lamborghini in the city's broadway tunnel. they are reporting that a comment by sergeant t says it is roomier than you would think, plus we were all drunk. >> if all of this is true, alan, it is to be taken seriously. >> we broke the news to mayor ed lee at city hall. >> it would be a violation of so many laws. but it is in opposite to what a police officer is sworn to do which is be somebody who is i
sure you have a coat or jacket in the morning. it will be cold. >> thanks, sandhya. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is in the hotseat after a video reportedly posted by him on facebook went viral. it brags about hitting 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini when going through the broadway tunnel. alan wang is live for us at the tunnel. alan this. >> carolyn, the police officer in question is formerly known as sergeant carl tennenbaum, but he changed his name to sergeant carl t after he was told he could not use a name tag on his uniform that had the nickname carl t on it. >> the facebook page administrator claiming to be san francisco police officer carl t posting this video saying he topped 100 miles an hour while driving in a lamborghini in the city's broadway tunnel. they are reporting that a comment by sergeant t says it is roomier than you would think, plus we were all drunk. >> if all of this is true, alan, it is to be taken seriously. >> we broke the news to mayor ed lee at city hall. >> it would be a violation of so many laws. but it is in opposite to what a police officer is s
business, it was started by my parents here in san francisco in 1952. you know, i just love buildings. so, that's my -- what i'm doing with my life. >> commissioner walker? >> so, we are here because there are outstanding notices of violation. >>> yeah. >> so, i have heard you admit that there are issues that are listed that need to be resolved that you're working on. the issue with our department is that this goes back a long ways. and in the meantime, one of your properties actually caught fire. and our job here is to make sure that buildings are safe and habitable. so, my feeling is -- you know, looking at the pictures and reading the documents, that our housing department is doing what it's supposed to do in trying to resolve outstanding violations that affect the habitability. you just admitted that the issues listed, you are working on. so, you know, i think that ultimately i would want to know what has taken you so long. it's not an answer that you've had other issues. >>> what i've tried to explain is after that incident in 2006 with isabelle going all over my building on noe, i
>>> good evening and thank you for joining us. san francisco detectives are looking for man who mugged a woman then killed her beloved dog, as sergio quintana tells us, a witness to the crime is offering a reward. >> the victim was driving through the ten ter loin on friday. she adread toll us what happened if we didn't reveal her identity. she says she pulled over because she couldn't find her phone and needed to look on the passenger side. >> i got out of my car, and walked around. >> in the front seat was her 12-year-old pekingese, roxie. she start barking because the man grabbed the victim by her jacket. >> and this is where he took out my money. >> then her attacker turned his attention to roxie, the dog, because he seemed angry the victim only had five dollars in her pocket. >> he looked at me, with a blank look on his face, and he said, i'm gore to kill you [bleep] dog. >> after a struggle, the map snatched the dog out of the car. >> he put roxie over his head, and threw her towards the incoming traffic. >> roxie survived being hit on the pavement but was later put down b
gate bridge and we hear tony bennett sing his legendary recording of "i left my heart in san francisco." and then the character of george, sometimes mouthing the words, sometimes singing them quietly, moves towards john without looking, for he cannot look at his son. and he touches john's heart and then he moves away towards the city hall of john's memory and john set the stairs in the way that george did, cocky and sexy, cruel as all get out. and then the song ends. and i notice the woman sitting next to me crying. and after the play is over, after the standing ovation of tony's brave and beautiful play, as people start to leave the theater, this woman, she remains in her chair and it seems she cannot move. i gently asked her if she's all right. and she nods. and she says without looking at me because she couldn't look at me, "i got to see my mayor again." so, maybe through art we can see again. about a month ago i braved going to the sf moment to check out the infamous bust of my dad and all i could remember growing up were the images of that controversial pedestal of gunshots and tw
of government. mayor lee first began working for the city and county of san francisco in 1989 as the investigator for the city's first whistle blower program. prior to employment with the city and county of san francisco, he was the managing attorney for the asian law caucus. i first met ed in 1992 when he became the executive director for the human rights commission and we were both 16. that's two decades ago, ed. i watched him soon become the director of city purchasing and then going on to become the director of public works. i think ed is the only mayor in city history that can carry tlau on the campaign promise to fill the potholes because he actually knows how and he's the only mayor in city history that can say he actually knows every single city street because his crews probably paved them. i have had the privilege of working alongside ed for many years in city government. he has always been a cherished colleague and friend to everyone in city hall. he's done the job, he gets the job done, never wanting credit, just the satisfaction of doing the right thing for th
this legislation. tidf is a critical funding of san francisco. it recognizes when real estate occurs that exacerbates that puts traffic and strain on muni the developer should pay an impact fee that supports transit. we've always imposed that fee on for-profit enterprises but unlike other development fees we provided blanket exemptions to nonprofits like hospitals, university camposes, major museums and large private schools. no matter what their impact, they don't pay any of the fee. right now, as a small business builds a new building, depending on the size it pays, if a high school or private does so and generates more traffic it pays nothing. the update acknowledges a transit fee is not wander for each and -- warranted for each and every -- by way of contact as i think you know our public transportation system in it san francisco is dramatically underfunded. we have 420 million in the deferred vehicle maintenance, vehicles break down, we don't have any spare light rail vehicles. seemingly unending signal and switch failures. muni riders see this every day. packed trains, broken d
in the city and county of san francisco. not only does it address the immediate needs of getting our youth to school and other activities, but it also makes a very strong statement that our local transit agency and the city and county of san francisco value our young people, value our families, and that this agency wants to build a new generation of public transit riders. it is because of these riders that ultimately the system will be sustained. and i want to also highlight the tremendous leadership not only on this issue, but on zombie the head of transportation city and county of san francisco, ed rifkin who has been instrumental, not only in this effort, but in so many efforts to improve public transit here in the city and county. our path to this historic day has been a long one as you know. over the past three years we have heard from low-income and middle income families across san francisco. but the drive ambition of our youth and parents and community is ultimately what got us to this point. and i am especially grateful to six organizations that have helped raise the funding power
in san francisco to enjoy yourself. eventually fisherman's wharf moved into youctionv to where the explore or yum is and it moved back up here. but in the 1950s, the port was coming out of world war ii, was trying to understand what container station was going to look like, and they commissioned a study that looked at the economic impact of the port to the city. * that sounds familiar, does continue, mr. mayor? and particularly to how the port could participate in the city's tour and commercial industries as well as their cargo industry, and specifically that report found that this area, since we were moving into containerization, were no longer really needed for cargo, that cargo would be better off being in the southern waterfront. and we would have this area devoted to more commercial activities, entertainment, dining, et cetera. and, so, in the early 1950s, the port moved forward and had the franciscan restaurant built. as part of that. and this area we are standing on was an old timber wharf that supported parking for the fisherman's wharf area, of course, all the other re
that been going on for quite sometime. people say in san francisco how big is this problem? we know that since 2005 there are at least 300 lawsuits that have happened about a-d-a on a-d-a compliance issues in the city and county of san francisco. this is not insignificant for a city our size. and we know that these are things that we have to address. since that time with mayor lee who has actually done a number of things, we've worked with the bar association to make sure that we have legal advice that can be given to our merchants on a very cost-effective basis. we've worked with regina and her shop with office of small business to make sure that we're doing training videos and making sure that different businesses are compliant and they know what their responsibilities are. we work with regina's shop to work with the community opportunity fund to set aside a million dollars to be directed towards improvement loans for small businesses to deal with a-d-a access issues. and i think this is sort of the next big step that the city is taking to make sure that we're supporting our small
that is near and dear to me. i'm 57 years old and i'm born and raise the right here in san francisco, you know. >> so how do you think then that we can increase foot traffic from the --. >> by opening up the doors for the people that live there. you got 1300, you got almost 2 million dollars and you got a club there you can't even tell it's a club. you got people standing there and doing all this money back and forth from japan and nobody goes on the street and says open the doors. here's the saddest thing i've ever seen in my life. >> everybody only gets two minutes. if you could finish your thought, that would be great. >> two minutes? i've been here 57 years, lady. you say valley will be here monday and people are out sick. you are not respecting the sbreg integrity of the folks already there. maybe you ought to just stop and let us grow and flow. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is jake crafford. if you look at the fillmore district and compare it to divisidero and vezation valley, you are having a lot of power shaping our neighborhood deciding wha
'clock here, san francisco city hall, room 400. call the mayor's office on disability for further information or to request accommodations at 415-554-6789. voice. or 415-554-6799, tty. a reminder to all of our guests today to speak slowly into the microphone to assist our captioners and interpreters. we thank you for joining us and ken stein has an announcement regarding the bridge line. thank you. >> we also want to invite people who are at home, they can listen via the bridge line, 415-554-9632. usually the bridge line has the capacity for people to talk to us. today there are technical problems. we don't have the capability. we do welcome people's comments nonetheless. if you like to call monday, 554-6799, tty. email, - we apologize for our difficulties. >> thank you mr. stein. proceeding with agenda item number one, may we initiated roll call please. >> present today we have councilmembers wong, wilson, burkett, james, parson. >> item 2, reading and approval of agenda. with mr. stein.. >> here i am again. regular meeting, mayors disability council. one, welcome, introductio
. those are two issues that affect african-american community across the country as well as san francisco. i'm -- you know what i do for a living. i'm a homeless advocate. i advocate for homeless people and clifford hoosier has been coming to my center for two years now and a immigrant from sierra leon. if he returns to his home he will be killed. he is requesting asylum here in san francisco. he hasn't gotten s he is not here illegal. he's a harvard graduate as well. next year january 31 and i just been coming to city hall to try to get support for him as well, and that's pretty much all i have to sai. i would like him to speak for himself. >> i want to thank the commission for its work. this is my second time appearing at city hall. the first time i had the opportunity again to witness a session like this, and i want to thank everybody. i want to thank supervisor olague. i have read much about the commission work from the examiner, the san francisco examiner. like jamal and my case manager. i see supervisor mar and supervisor campos and i have been reading about san francis
mobile retailers. i saw something on tv and it wasn't in san francisco, but it's in other cities and my gut feeling was a few years ago when mobile food trucks came out, oh, that won't affect us here, but guess what, that is affecting us here. you are starting to see them pop up. there was the rubber person selling the rubber stuffer out the truck and they vanished and i haven't seen them around. i have seen a small truck with clothes in the commission and i'm okay, it's going to start to happen. if we could take about that at one of the meetings because that is going to happen sooner or later. >> i have seen women's clothing trucks at levi plaza. >> so yes, commissioners, that is starting to be a standing agenda with the policy committee, but we have beening to doing work and staff member christin murdock is staffing the work on this and we'll proficient you with a more detailed update at the general meeting. x any other items? >> next item. >> item 15, adjournment. >> motion. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> commissioners the meeting is adjourned at 7:10 p.m. >> this l
, because this is the heart of san francisco. as i said before, they provide 70% of the jobs here. most people do not realize that. small businesses are what provides jobs here. they provided locally and the hon not going to go, they are not going to offshore their jobs any time. i think we're in a very difficult city. we have tons of permits, tons of different apartments to go through. i wish there were a way to streamline the process, just to make it easier for them to be here in san francisco. >> what are your thoughts about expanding the tax breaks, giving business to other areas in your district? >> i talked a little bit earlier about raising taxes and raising revenues and fees, and for me, the tax exemption is something i do not philosophically supports. yet, i often represent part of san francisco that has been neglected for decades, and that is the midmarket corridor. we have over 3 million square feet of commercial real estate. a lot of it has been vacant for decades. the building twitter is going to be using, it has been vacant since 1968. we have to start looking at what tool
champions, san francisco giants. [ applause ] >> they give us all of this inspiration and i know that we are looking at some of future players on these teams right here in front of us. so thank you everybody. if i may, during these happy times, when we are thankful for the things that we have and giving thanks for it, please remember the victims that continue to suffer on the east coast. and they are having a hard time it is very cold over there do anything that you can to help them. there are fellow citizens, they all wish that they could be here tonight. i am absolutely sure of that because everything is working pretty well in san francisco thanks to people like phil and all of the people that work hard especially the parents and the parks alliance and all of you neighbors out here, you help us make the city run really well. so i am thankful for all of you and all of the people that think together for the benefit of the city, so congratulations and have a wonderful holiday. and thank you mayor brown for being here tonight and to join all of us. kids, happy holidays. all right. >> thank
and they are looking for three suspects. >>> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of them armed, terrorized people in a home invasion. it happened on 31 avenue between geary boulevard and lament -- clement street. a neighbor said he heard screams coming from the house. by the time officers arrived the men were gone and they got away with a number of items from the house. >> an armed man police say took two women hostage during an attempted robbery is recovering this morning after being shot by officers. cameras caught the smoke of a concussion grenade fired by police into a jack in the box yesterday. a hostage was rushed to safety by police. the gunman's condition is not known. the incident began at 12:30 when police received a call after robbery in progress. a four hour standoff resulted. the other hostage was also safely released. >>> in concord a grocery store will be open today after being forced to close last night because of a strong chemical smell. it happened at the food max on monument boulevard. the fire department got a call around 4:30 yesterday afternoon about peopl
clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand that the possibility the ruling may go against the very thing they are fighting for. >> opponents of same sex marriage believe the justices will see things there way. >> we are confident that the court is going to up hold the right of the people to amend their own constitution. >> the man who wrote proposition eight said the court shouldn't go against the measure that 7 million california voters approved. >>> we have much more on the court case coming up at 7:30. how the decision on same sex marriage ban could co
build and clean shaven, wearing a black or beanie. nip with information should call the san francisco police. >>> two people drowned yesterday at the marin headlands while fishing. the victim, juan escamillo and his father. we spoke with their family today. reporter: we are here at the coast guard station, where father and sob were brought after being lift out of the cold surf tomorrow night, and tonight family and friends are trying to come to terms with the second tragedy to hit the family just this month. >> going through a very difficult time, you know. everybody sad. >> the family has gathered to grieve and say a rosary for 37-year-old juan escamillo and his son, juan-car loss. the father and son were avid fishermen who decided to fish friday. they were fishing in an area called lower fishermans, an area noun for unpredictable and heavy surf. his cousin joined them friday afternoon for the first and last time. [speaking in foreign language] glierks spannic he told us house juan carlos was swept a. by a huge wave around 4:30. he described how the boy's father screamed out, my boy,
this feed the bay area water supply are in pretty good shape. san francisco public utility commission tells us its reservoirs at 83 percent of capacity. >> east bay mud 5 reservoir at colonel bind 85 percent and one of the santa clara valley water district biggest rain water reservoir that's the lexington is at 63 percent. ment of room for more rain but still off to very good start this early in the season. well from rain to snow it is a perfect weekend for tahoe as we head into the new year holiday with weekend right before it. there is a lot of snow up there. 7 news john talked with bay area folk heading into the slopes this weekend. >>reporter: holiday combine with nice weather and plenty of new snow making sierra ski resort a magnet for bay area rest kent. >> we came today and we first time we open the season. we got together and we are excited to begin this season with fun and enjoyment. >>reporter: 7-year-old from san jose first taste of slopes. family drove from the south bay this morning. how is the snow. >> learning how to ski. i don't have a chance to learn when i was you
of "culturewire," and today, here at electric works in san francisco. nice to see you today. thanks for inviting us in and showing us your amazing facility today. >> my pleasure. >> how long has electric works been around? >> electric works has been in san francisco since the beginning of 2007. we moved here from brisbane from our old innovation. we do printmaking, gallery shows, and we have a fabulous retail store where there are lots of fun things to find. >> we will look at all of that as we walk around. it is incredible to me how many different things you do. how is it you identify that san francisco was in need of all these different services? >> it came from stepping out of graduate school in 1972. i wrote a little thing about how this is an idea, how our world should work. it should have printmaking, archiving, a gallery. it should have a retail store. in 1972, i wanted to have art sales, point-of-sale at the grocery store. >> so you go through the manifesto. with the bay area should have. you are making art incredibly accessible in so many different ways, so that is a good segue. let's t
telephones the blind and deaf phones, they are located across the bay, they're coming to san francisco for distribution at the hearing and speech center on dec. 14th. this contact bob davies at the hearing and speech center if you would like to return your equipment. find out what equipment is available to you. we don't always have the opportunity in san francisco. is a great opportunity. it is a joint effort of the speech center and hearing loss association of san francisco. any other announcements? seeing none, may i suggest we adjourn. we are adjourned. (gavel) >> well, good morning, good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining us. here in the outer sunset on a, what is looking to be a beautiful day, my name is joaquin torres, with the work force development lead intion mayor lee's program look tog coordinate city resources both existing and new to serve our neighborhoods in need and to serve our small business commercial corridors. one of the things that has been so important to the mayor is making sure that we're attentive and listening to the streets and there is cert
to 89. he was credited with helping the elderly, children, and disabled. he graduated from san francisco city college in u.s. seven. he died at the age of 69. >>> a body found in san francisco and police are investigating what could be a possible and run accident. police were notified yesterday morning of the body. a man said to be in his 40s or 50s flying on the southbound tracks at the rail station in china basin. authorities say his injuries were consistent with a vehicle collision. they are still investigating how it happened. >> a building in san francisco destroyed by fire. that fire started around 1:00 yesterday afternoon. the zoo closed down to accommodate crews who needed to access the building. one firefighter was taken to the optional for smoke inhalation. officials say that fire does appear to be vicious. but pope also built in 1925 and was closed in 1971. >> it has not been around for the past two years, but today the holiday train is back. when and where you can catch santa. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she lo
>> good morning and merry christmas to you. here is a look live at san francisco from our roof and wishing you a merry christmas on kron 4. we're also covering the weather and traffic this morning for you. at% to say there's no traffic but we do have weather. hi, annie. >> hi, darya. the radar return returns are generally off on the coast and also to parts of santa rosa this morning. the north bay looking at light rain impacting your christmas morning as you're opening presents. here's a look at your future cast 4. by 9:00 most of us in the bay area should be under cloudy conditions. the rain moves in to san rafael, that's moderate to heavy rainfall coming in around noon time. late this afternoon, widespread in the east bay. san jose, you'll probably get it later this afternoon and later this evening. by 4:00, it's widespread. i'm concerned about the potential for thunderstorms, downed power lines. these are all possible today because the storms could produce gusty conditions and we know the soil is already quite saturated from what we saw over the weekend with those storms.
administrators of san francisco. is there a motion and a second on the agreement? >> reading of the recommendation by superintendent or designee tom ruiz. >> the requested action for this is the board of education conducts the public hearing and the related public disclosure documented. i'd like to thank bothqs÷s]y bargaining teams from uasf andz the district for promoting this agreementy0$[qqv. i believe we have some speakers also. >> good evening, president yee, commissioners, and superintendent carranza. i'm here to thank the district and the uass negotiation team through interest based bargaining we came up with this agreement and i encourage the board to adopt this. while i'm up here i want to say i'm happy about the passing of prop 30 and we are looking forward to working on the successor agreement with the negotiation@añ?ñ? team. and this is our members here to support that. thank you. >> thank you. comments from the board, superintendent. commissioner wynns. >> commissioner wynns: i want to thank everybody on both sides of the bargaining teams for reaching this ag
in san francisco right here. >> creating place where people can be active and lead, active, healthy life styles that are going to just stay with them for life. ♪ >> the city of san francisco sfgtv meeting of the san francisco entertainment commission occurring december 4, 2012 will begin shortly. >> mr. king, called the roll. >> commissioner lee? >> here. >> commissioner tobacco? commissioner tan? >> here. >> and akers. >> here. >> and commissioner i believe, newlin is excused this evening. >> and commissioner perez is also excused. >> thank you. >> and so, we are going to make adjustments to the agenda. we are going to move permits up to the first order of business commissioners. followed by public comment. and we are going to continue the executive director's report. and read in the police department comments and questions. >> okay. so moving right along to hearing possible option regarding application for permit for the commission, 4 a. pablo patino, doing business as taqueria guadalajara. 4798 mission street for an extended hours permit. you are up. >> taqueria guadalajara is a pri
is in san francisco, someone moved into a building 15 years ago and was able to walk up and down 4 flights of steps and was able to take a shower in the existing facilities, that may not still be the case today. keep in mind that people can't pick up and move and can't go and find other housing options that meet their needs as they age. also just in addition to that i think there was less talk about the phones and the phone jacks, but i think that it's really important to take into consideration there's already very limited mail delivery in these buildings and that a telephone, a low-cost telephone, is a key life line for communication for tenants who are often times isolated. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> good morning, commissioners, good morning, president mccarthy, my name is antonio naubl naul (inaudible) and i'm a resident of san francisco since 1997. i was invited by josh, doing an outstanding job for the community, for the mission. i am here in support of grab bar and phone jack. i have phone jack in my bedroom even though i live in one of the crappiest hotels in san francisco,
are mainly in the 40s. san francisco edging in on 50 degrees right now. so we are going to keep this weather with us for the next couple of days. but we have much cooler air and a wintry looking storm headed our way midweek. i'll talk about it a bit later. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. >> there is a growing controversy this morning just as their holiday drive kicks into high gear. the salvation army is being accused of being anti-gay. a student group at berkeley is making that caligation. we are joined live from the cal campus with the details. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. as you mentioned, student leaders here at u.c. berkeley say that the salvation army is anti-guy, critting what they say is years of discrimination, including an interview where they said the salvation army said, quote, according to scripture, gays must die." so they don't want them on campus and don't want their fellow students supporting it. it started by banning salvation army bell ringers on campus this holiday season. that came after they said they discriminated against lgbt groups. now they want donation b
is gang related and they are looking for three suspects. >>> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of them armed, terrorized people in a home invasion. it happened on 31 avenue between geary boulevard and lament street. a neighbor said he heard screams coming from the house. by the time officers arrived the men were gone and they got away with a number of items from the house. >> an armed man police say took too women hostage was caught by police. there was smoke of a concussion grenade fired by police into a jack in the box yesterday. very dramatic. a hostage was rushed to safety by police. the gunman's condition unknown. the incident began at 12:30 when police received a call after robbery in progress. a four hour standoff resulted. the other hostage was also safely released. >>> in concord a grocery store will be open today after being forced to close last night because of a small chemical smell. it happened at the mood max on monument boulevard. the fire department got a call around 4:30 yesterday afternoon about people who said their eyes were burning and they we
institution of education, of food, of community, of jazz, music to san francisco, so we're thrilled to be at this moment. for the past 30 years as many of you will know, we have presented the san francisco jazz festival here in the city, we have believed in a philosophy of the combination of high quality art as well as rational business, so believing that a sound business model is important to our success and because of all of that, that history of activity, i believe we're at this place where we're able to successfully be a few weeks away from opening this sf jazz center on franklin and fell streets, we have put a lot of thought over many years of what we feel is a new form of cultural institution, so of course our site is located at the edge of the performing arts district so it brings jazz alongside the symphony hall, the ballet, the opera but it connects into a thriving neighborhood community and is accessible to public transit, all of that was important to us as we designed it and we wanted to truly feel of a clear form of institution, where it started with a community for us,
a change in the city and county of san francisco. we would like to thank public housing, henry allah ez, where are you? thank you for making this space available. we would like to thank the police department and thank you for all of your work and strategy and working with us in reducing violence. we would like to thank wendy from adult probation. we would like to thank william juvenile probation chief. we really want to put a shout out to department of children youth and their families, maria, and the human services agency first five, and of course the public housing commission and everyone else who has worked tirelessly in this endeavor. to move forward formally with unveiling the family resource center we would like to have the officials that spoke to be part of the ribbon cutting outside right in front of the family resource center. it will be open for the first time, so if you could all join me and walk with me and mayor lee down to the site and we thank you for all of your time. >> all right. >> before we get started we would like to thank supervisor cohen's office and the di
and what happens in sacramento. here in san francisco we just take it for granted when we get our hydro electricity and when we get our hetch hetchy water delivered to our taps, and i think it's high time because how the rich folks at one time went to congress and dammed hetch hetchy to get the water here that we pay attention to the poor folks, the farmers who today most of them have to drink contaminated water and if they have money they have to drink bottled water. this is in california. now, we in san francisco we just take things for granted, so when we talk about clean energy, when we talk about water, when we talk about anything where the taxpayer pays money let's not take things for granted without having empirical data we have this habit that we can just spend the tax payers money. i know farmers in the mid-west who are paid not to till the land while half the land they grow corn which when the final product comes out costs $74 a gallon. tank clean energy. so we need to go deeper into it. it's not to say that the deliberation here favors that we do the right thing. we re
for this growhouse. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and to the latest on san francisco muni. it's back up and running after a transformer problem shut down everything for hours. ktvu aalex savidge live at the -- ktvu's alex savidge is live at the van ness station. what do you know? >> reporter: well, right here on market street, i did an interview with the mta spokesperson, he came out here and updated the situation. he says computers who use subway systems can expect a smooth right. all of the issues has been resolved. he tells me all of their trains are running on their regular schedules. let me show you the scene inside the van ness station. all of the trains again moving this morning. there was a shutdown, though, last night. it was about 6:00 when the entire subway system stopped because of a blown transformer at the van ness station. crews had to work throughout the night to fix the problem. and then finally at 1:30 this morning, they had everybody up and running again. with all of the subways out of service. you can imagine it was a major hassle for tens of thousands of commuters.
in san francisco, so conditions are really variable and then it's usually controlled rather than kind of normal. yeah? >> so, in general where possible, staying away from plastic water bottles is not only making your life a little bit healthier, it's decreasing our dependence on plastic which is more important as a broader environmental issue, but even water bottles, even if you leave them in a cold environment, you don't know where they've come from or they've been in ship holds which is really hot, just as a number one rule, if you smell something plastic don't drink out of it. >> that's good advice. >> i have two questions, they're a little bit unrelated but the first one goes on the scheme of plastic, so plastic wrap, plastic bags, you know, it's great to say we should all use glass but we know what's used out there is plastic, and it's reusable, you can come up with all these ways to avoid it but there's plastic everywhere and it's accessible and cheap, so plastic wrap gets used a lot, there aren't that many alternatives that can do what plastic wrap does, i don't use a lot of it
? ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the san francisco playground's history dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the center was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities, including basketball, line dancing, playing ping-pong, and arts and crafts. >> use it for whatever you want to do, you can do it here. >> on friday, november 16th, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground and recreation center celebrating its renovation. it was raining, but the rain clearly did not dampen the spirits of the dignitaries, community members, and children
that explores san francisco's love affair with food. there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked paprika a
for knowing what to do to avoid being electrocuted. amazing they got out fine. >> san francisco police investigating a fatal traffic accident that took the life of a pedestrians this afternoon. the man in his 40's was hit by a what it pickup truck at the crosswalk of market and beall street. in the financial district police not figured out who was at fault. now ironically the accident took place just hours after district attorney george launch add traffic safety campaign called don't rush aimed at drivers, and pedestrians. >> police in san francisco men time trying to figure out who attacked gagged and bound 2 people and dumped them in the middle of a street last night in the ingleside district. near clare park. one died from his injuries. here's vick lee. >> very heinous crime. 2 victims were gagged and bound in the middle of the street left for dead essentially. problem happens in the movies a lot but again in real life i have not seen this a lot. >>reporter: the 2 were found by a passing driver on the 900 block of russell street at about 8:30 last night. police say the map wa
. at san francisco international airpor airport. flights are cancelle cancelled. others are delayed for hours. and passengers are frustrated. >> decreasing my visit of a week by a day and that's unfortunate because i don't see my sister that often. >> i'm tired i have been wearing the same clothes for the past three days so -- >>reporter: well saichltd for up to the date information on flight cancellation te and delay just go to the flight tracker on the front page of the web site. this is flight trafficker at its peek today. look at this. every.you see represents a plane. in the sk sky. incredible. >> on the subject of travel. president obama and the entire family left this evening to spend christmas holiday in hawaii. not clear when they will return. the president only saying that since a deal has not been reached to avert sought called fiscal cliff, he would be coming back to washington after christmas. >> so where did that leave things terms of the fiscal cliff? here's l jonathan karl. >> congress not a creature is stirring. no deal is in sight. with deadline looming an
by redevelopment after world war ii, it is exciting to me that jazz in san francisco has a central place to be, so with that, i move to approve. >> i second it. >> commissioner akers? >> aye. >> commissioner perez? >> aye. >> commissioner hyde? >> aye. >> commissioner joseph? >> aye. >> commissioner tan? >> aye. >> commissioner lee? >> aye. >> awesome, good luck. >> yeah, good luck. >> i'll take that hard hat. >> alright, with that, i would like to call item number c, chadwick baumbach, like erma, dba, lot 46. >> so, this is an application for two permits you're considering this evening, extended hours and place of entertainment, 46 geary is between grant and kerny, this is a basement space ask the applicant intend to -- an up scale lounge, we've seen several letters of support are in your packet, at least 7 and we've received 0 oppositions of concern, and i believe central station is still here but i understand the sfpd also recommends approval of this application. >> before we go on, we have one announcement from the dias. >> i believe i need to make this disclosure that mr. baumbach was a clien
without your help. >> it is amazing for san francisco and the music scene. this is a job creator and they hire over 3400 people. we bring in 50 to 60 restaurant and winerries. >> it is crazy. and it never stops. ♪ >> i only came to see stevie wonder. i just got a ticket. i am so excited. we are so blessed out right now. >> it is amazing, i came all the way from israel to meet the people and hang out and she was amazing. >> the environment, the people, everything. it is like everyone has so much energy. >> hey, you are beautiful. and i love you. >> why? because... it is definitely a lot more fun than being inside. >> so far we have had zero problems. it is a long-step process, a lot of thinking and people involved. so we think that we got rid of all of the problems that could happen. they are doing it, and we are doing it and everybody is doing the best that they can. >> it is a wonderful out reach >> come. >> it is beautiful. ♪ francisco entertainment commission occurring december 4, 2012 will begin shortly. >> mr. king, called the roll. >> commissioner lee? >> here. >> commi
's bad. i remember way back in the seventies when i-- it used to be common back then in san francisco in the seventies to go hot tubbing. you guys, when you meet someone new, you go to a movie or something, right? [laughter] i remember one time, this lady, i asked her out, asked her to go to a movie. says, "why don't we just get to know each other better? why don't we go to the grand central hot tubs?" [laughter] i don't know her yet, you know? i have this--my fondest dreams went a little bit too fast. "can i handle this?" you know? it's a true story, by the way. and so--yeah, we went to the hot tub. hey, and in the hot tubs, all my students were there. "hey, what are you doing here?" "hey, mister hewitt, what are you doing here?" [laughter] "hey, hewitt. "hey, that check-your-neighbor routine worked, didn't it? hey, all right." but, anyway, i got in the hot tub there, and it's really, really hot, yeah? and i'm in there, and she's outside, and she says, "come on here, let's--come over here, i'll give you a rub down." "oh, i'll just stay in the water here a little longer." [laughter] t
to the indian community, which is a huge, huge population now in san francisco. and we serve them vegetarian and vegan which is a stricter diet, i guess. and we actually prepare the food fresh. so nothing is deep fried or made that was frozen and reserved. so it will take a little more effort on our part to actually produce this food and it will take a while to deliver and take a while to sit and seat the meal as well. so it is a little bit different than the restaurants around the corner from us. so it happens and that we are in a strange situation where we actually have four 24/7 restaurants half a block away from us. i actually drew a map in the back and so you could go to slide six or seven and a map that shows that we are next to the cafe, and jack in the box at 24/7 and cafination and a diner. by, or most of the time, this restaurant is a very quiet, family, with children running around, that kind of a place. unfortunately, we are also some what have to be on the weekends between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 a crowd that comes out of clubs and ambassadors and they are some what intoxicate
for in san francisco as you well know, so the interest we have here in getting involved in that planning process and i know commissioner tan and commission near hyde were at that presentation at planning, we do want to get in as early as possible so that our permittees and our process sort of engages early on to make sure we don't have neighbor problems, and that we have healthy night life, so the planning commission didn't take any action at their meeting but the west soma community plan will continue to move along in the coming months and will eventually change the zoning that's been static in west soma for years, so staff will continue to keep you informed and if commissioner tan or hyde have anything to add, you can do it now or i can finish my report. >> i have a question just on this. so, this plan has been ten years in the making and this goes to you and you and possibly you, so this plan's been ten years in the making and they've come up with all of these recommendations. have they taken into consideration in your best guess changing times, like the city is coming back, we have l
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